The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week (WSW) will be held each year from October 4-10. World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.
In 2016, IARC ran a pilot capsule course and event in the context of world space week. This year – 2017 – we are launching a nationwide program about world space week. See listing here -Event Listing
The 2017 World Space Week theme is "Exploring New Worlds in Space."
The 2017 WSW theme is focused on astrobiology. It touches upon the private and government-aided space exploration missions like New Horizons, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Space X.
The theme “Exploring New Worlds in Space” celebrates the human spirit of exploration and adventure.
The WSW+17 Program will be India’ largest celebration of World Space Week related activities. WSW+17 Program will consist of;
A nationwide Poster-based awareness campaign about World Space Week 2017.
To translate world space week 2017 resources in regional languages
A capsule course based on the theme of world space week 2017. This will go live on April 02, 2017 – on the occasion of space flight of Rakesh Sharma – the first Indian in Space (April 2, 1984).
Note – All participants of WSW+16 course will be eligible to participate in the WSW+17 course at no extra fees.
A one-day lecture & felicitation event will be organized during Oct 4-10, 2017.
Short Workshops based on the theme of world space week 2017. This will go live on April 02, 2017 – on the occasion of space flight of Rakesh Sharma – the first Indian in Space (April 2, 1984).
Online national level quiz contest based on the theme of world space week 2017